Composers’ Hub 2021:22 is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund for Organisations, RVW Trust, The Fenton Arts Trust, Thriplow Charitable Trust and RSNO New Works Patron, Susie Thomson.
About Composers' Hub
The Composers’ Hub is comprised of two workshops, one shorter workshop for chamber orchestra and one longer workshop for full orchestra. Members will have the opportunity to write and workshop two original compositions under the mentorship of Stuart MacRae and a guest mentor. One of these compositions will be selected to be premiered by the RSNO the following season.
The scheme is targeted for emerging UK-based composers. There is no age limit, but composers must be a resident in the UK.
Award-winning composer and RSNO Composers’ Hub mentor Stuart MacRae: “As an emerging composer, it can be a very big challenge to get your music played by a professional orchestra; but in order to develop approaches to orchestral music, composers need time to collaborate with an orchestra, and the support to try out ideas. As well as writing a new short piece for the orchestral workshop there are opportunities to engage with the RSNO’s Learning and Engagement team, and to learn more about the running of the organisation. We are looking for talented and enthusiastic emerging composers of any age, based in the UK, to take part in this exciting scheme.”
This scheme is not simply about creating new works but having the opportunity to develop meaningful collaborations with the RSNO and other hub members. Those selected will build relationships with the orchestra, staff and RSNO audience, whilst receiving guidance in artistic development and career advancement. There will be the opportunity to:
– Have space to collaborate in the development of new works
– Work directly and closely with members of the RSNO and conductors
– Observe rehearsals and concerts
– Work under the mentorship of composer Stuart MacRae
– Participate in a workshop day with an internationally renowned composer
– Shadow key members of RSNO staff in different departments, including finance and marketing
– Work with the RSNO’s Learning and Engagement department
– Have the chance to have a piece premiered by the RSNO
– An in-person induction will happen in October (date TBD).
– Workshop 1: 12 January 2022
– Workshop 2: 17 May 2022
Applications are now closed for the 2021/22 Composers’ Hub.
Applications for 2022/23 will open in the summer of 2022.